Fantasy Premier League 2019/20: Four potential bargains

With the Premier League season edging ever closer, that also means the return of Fantasy Premier League.

As a result, many people will likely have already begun to build their sides for the forthcoming campaign.

With a £100m budget at your disposal, fitting in all of the players that you really want may seem like a rather tall order.

For example, the top end players, such as Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane, are all priced at at least 11.0m.

So, fitting two or three of those stars into one side, and still having enough money left over to build a decent team is quite a big task, which you will probably struggle with.

Therefore, you will likely need to put a couple of lower priced players in your squad, and hope that they exceed expectations.

But spotting the players that will do this isn’t always easy. So, here are four fairly low priced players who could do well for your FPL side in 2019/20.


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Kevin De Bruyne (9.5)

The first player is Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, coming in at 9.5m

De Bruyne is the most expensive of the players selected in this article. But, given his talent, it is hard to ignore such a low price.

The main reason that the Belgian is priced so low compared to the likes of Sterling and Salah is because of his poor 2018/19.

De Bruyne would manage a dismal 59 FPL points last season, the seventh highest of the City midfielders.

However, this was not because KDB under-performed, but mainly because he spent a fair chunk of the season out injured.

De Bruyne featured in 19 PL games, but only 10 of those came from the start.

When the midfielder is fit, though, he is one of the top players in the Premier League.

The 2017/18 season saw De Bruyne earn an impressive 209 points, and if he achieves something similar this year, then he will be well worth the 9.5m.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City retrieves the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Tom Heaton (4.5)

Moving to the other end of the price scale now, we have Burnley goalkeeper, Tom Heaton.

Like De Bruyne, Heaton’s 2018/19 was hampered due to injuries.

The Englishman missed pretty much half of last season. He did not feature for Burnley in the league until December 30th.

Burnley had been struggling throughout that first half of the season, winning just three league outings.

But as soon as Heaton was back between the sticks, the Clarets went on an eight-game unbeaten run in the PL.

Now, given the fact that Heaton is back to full fitness, and that Burnley are generally a defensive-minded side, there is a good chance that he will keep a fair few clean sheets this season.

Obviously, he won’t be keeping as many as say Liverpool’s Allison or Manchester City’s Ederson.

But Heaton should certainly do a solid job for you if you’re A – looking for a budget goalkeeper so you can spend money elsewhere, or B – looking for a backup shot-stopper that will also earn you some points each week.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 03: Tom Heaton of Burnley looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Burnley FC at Goodison Park on May 03, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Joshua King (6.5)

As soon as you mention Bournemouth to an FPL fan, they will probably think of Callum Wilson straight away.

This makes a fair bit of sense, given the fact that Wilson is pretty cheap at 8.0m, and last season scored 12 and assisted nine in the league.

However, for the 2019/20 season, it could well be Wilson’s striking counterpart Joshua King who is one of the new cheap forward options.

King, like Wilson, netted 12 in the English top-flight last year. He did, though, only manage four assists compared to Wilson’s nine.

While Wilson did earn a few more points than King last term, the ex-Manchester United man is 1.5 cheaper than Wilson this year.

Wilson is also somewhat injury prone. In 2015/16, he missed 30 games with a Cruciate Ligament Rupture. In 2016/17, he was absent for 25 games with the same issue.

Then, this past season, Wilson missed eight games with a knee problem.

King, on the other hand, has never really had any major injury issues.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Sokratis of Arsenal controls the ball from Joshua King of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wilfried Zaha (7.0)

Wilfried Zaha, somewhat surprisingly, has been named as a midfielder on the 2019/20 FPL site.

As a result, he could well be someone that you want in your side.

The Ivorian played much of last season on the left wing or as a centre-forward, making him one of Palace’s biggest goal threats.

But, as he is listed as a midfield option, he will be earning the points of a midfielder when largely playing as an attacker.

Forwards earn four points for every goal that they score, while midfielders are handed five.

Zaha managed 10 goals and 10 assists in 34 league fixtures this past season, and should he come close to that total again, he would be well worth the 7.0m.


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